Arab Nations Strike in Libya, Surprising U.S.

Arab Nations Strike in Libya, Surprising U.S.
Twice in the last seven days, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates have secretly launched airstrikes against Islamist-allied militias battling for control of Tripoli, Libya, four senior American officials said, in a major escalation of a regional power struggle set off by Arab Spring revolts.

Libyan capital under Islamist control after Tripoli airport seized
Operation Dawn captures airport in fierce fighting against pro-government militias after five-week siege in the capital

This is why you can’t trust the NSA. Ever.
New documents show the agency missing a massive number of violations. And that’s before it set up a new program with virtually no oversight.

The Surveillance Engine: How the NSA Built Its Own Secret Google
The National Security Agency is secretly providing data to nearly two dozen U.S. government agencies with a “Google-like” search engine built to share more than 850 billion records about phone calls, emails, cellphone locations, and internet chats, according to classified documents obtained by The Intercept.

Boko Haram leader says ruling Nigerian town by Islamic law

Cornel West: “He posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency”
Cornel West is a professor at Union Theological Seminary and one of my favorite public intellectuals, a man who deals in penetrating analyses of current events, expressed in a pithy and highly quotable way.

Poll: African Americans Think Race Relations Have Gotten Worse Since 2009

Black TV Producer Mistaken for Bank Robber: Beverly Hills PD ‘Deeply Regrets’ Error

Charles Belk: When You “Fit the Description”!

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